I strongly believe that the more you give the more you receive. Any financial book will tell you that giving away some of your money is part of the process to become wealthy. Giving provides more blessings than just financial.
I have found in my life whenever I give things get better. For example, last week I decided to just donate an amount to my friend from my royalties, despite the fact that I don’t get my royalties until 1st July and I have no idea how much I have sold. I decided to act in blind faith that if I donated X amount, I would sell enough to cover the amount I donated.
2 days after I donated I got an email from my publisher saying they have sold out of their first print. (Being a self published book, they don’t print lots, but it is still a good sign.) After that I had a request from my neighbour for more books. She has already sold a few at her work and has just sold more. At the same time my dad told me he sold another one at his work place. So immediately after I donated, things picked up.
Furthermore, I received some money from other sources that I was not expecting and things are looking up.
This has been the pattern of my life. When I had my hairdressing business I found that when I donated to charity I would be met with an influx of appointments, yet when I wasn’t donating, my appointments slimmed right down.
Many people will argue it’s a coincidence, but I believe that it is karma and blessings. Do good unto others and they will do good unto you.
It is not a hard principle to live by, I don’t think. You don’t have to donate all your money or anything, but a little now and then is just a way of showing you appreciate how blessed you have been in your life and in turn you will be blessed more.